• Climate change Agreement: the Pacific island states are mobilizing
    Climate change Agreement: the Pacific island states are mobilizing

    The Marshall Islands have published their GES reduction commitment as part of the global agreement, expected in Paris in December, to fight against global warming. For their part, government leaders of French Polynesia, Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau and Tuvalu signed a joint declaration in order to launch their common commitment and their call for strong and binding commitments from the major polluters and emitters of CO2.

  • Shell sand extracted off Bréhat to supply European farmers
    Shell sand extracted off Bréhat to supply European farmers

    CAN, a subsidiary of Roullier Group, extracts tons of shell sand off Bréhat island to supply French and more especially European farmers. Misunderstandings predominates from local residents and users of the sea regarding the inconsistency of the French government, which protects an exceptional marine site, while allowing industrial activity threatening the natural heritage for purely commercial interests.

  • The marine park Iroise supports a jet skiing project around the Crozon Peninsula
    The marine park Iroise supports a jet skiing project around the Crozon Peninsula

    The Iroise Marine Park gave a favorable opinion on jet skis trips project around the Crozon peninsula. If the decision satisfies the pro-jet-ski, it scandalizes environmental associations who consider that the practice of the activity is not appropriate for the protection of the biodiversity of this Natura 2000 area.

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  • Corsica: a promising system of hydrogen energy storage
    Corsica: a promising system of hydrogen energy storage

    Located in Corsica, MYRTE experimental platform has set up the Greenergy Box, a new storage system and energy management developed by Areva. Operating on a coupling of solar panels with a system of hydrogen storage and fuel cell, this installation aims to solve the problems of intermittent solar energy.

  • L'Arbre à Vent: New Wind launches wind turbines of proximity
    L'Arbre à Vent: New Wind launches wind turbines of proximity

    With his steel trunk of 8 meters high and its branches from 80 to 100 plastic sheets that serve as mini wind turbines, "l'Arbre à Vent" revolutionizes the traditional image of wind turbines. Aesthetic and silent, this technological innovation offers a new reliable source of energy on a human scale which should promote energy independence of consumers.

  • Wave Carpet to harness ocean waves to power our home
    Wave Carpet to harness ocean waves to power our home

    Researchers at University of California Berkeley have developed a carpet that will convert waves into usable energy. The team is looking for funding to develop the first pilot plant into the ocean and convince its benefits.

     

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